SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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Sue and Mac Pate Visit Natchez Natchez Automotive Society

European Engineering, Southern Hospitality


04.18.2018

FERDINAND PORSCHE WOULD BE PROUD

PORSCHE TAKES BEST OF SHOW AT NATCHEZ EURO FEST VINTAGE AND NOUVEAU

Two Porsche, a 1968 912 and a 2004 996 Turbo Took The Honors at the 2018 Natchez Euro Fest, held Saturday, April 14th.

Although a very strong, forecasted storm came through Natchez early Saturday morning, the show was held and went on. Thanks to Natchez businessman and Natchez Euro Fest Automotive Society member, Mr. Cappy Stahlman who volunteered one of his empty commercial buildings to be the indoor venue for the show, we were able to proceed.

Many cars from the Memphis/Jackson and New Orleans/Baton Rouge caravans were able to park in the facility Friday night after the Welcome Reception at the Vue Hotel prior to the rain starting. The Porsche and Mercedes-Benz corrals were, once again, a welcome addition to the event. All in all it was an enjoyable show, in spite of the rain. The annual conclusion party, hosted by Bobbye and Bill Henley was most appreciated and enjoyed.

MAC & SUE PATE AWARD CREATED

In honor of Natchez residents, Mac & Sue Pate, an annual award has been created. The Pates are loyal contributors to the Euro Fest, and they feel strongly that their love of fine automobiles and Natchez makes for a quality event that is deserving of Natchez as its home. The award, The Mac & Sue Pate Love of Natchez Award will be presented annually to the person who most positively impacts the success of the Natchez Euro Fest, contributing to its success.

It is indeed fitting that the first award goes to Mac and Sue.

 

Finally thanks to those "Riders of the Storm" who faithfully made the 3rd Annual Natchez Euro Fest possible!

 


04.10.2018

RESCHEDULED NATCHEZ EURO FEST RELOCATED INDOORS

 

The April 13-14 Natchez Euro Fest has been moved indoors due to another possible weekend of rain.

The location is the old Budweiser Service Center
101 High St, Natchez, MS 39120


Judging will start at 9:00 and the awards will start at 2:00, instead of 4:00. 
             


The after party hosted by Bobbye and Bill Henley in their train station condo at 200 S. Canal will start at 3:00 instead of 5:00.


ALL OTHER ASPECTS OF THE SHOW REMAIN THE SAME

REGISTRATIONS  & CANCELLATIONS

If you are registered but need to cancel, please do so now. If the current show date allows you to attend and you have NOT registered, please do so now, SO WE CAN FINALIZE THE CLASSES AND PARKING.

PLACEMENT

If you like, you will be able to securely park your entry in the show hall Friday night after the Welcome Reception, held at the Vue Hotel from 5:00-7:00. Entries must be in place by 9:00 and can't be removed until the conclusion of the awards ceremony.

 


04.05.2018

REGISTRATION REOPENED

Due to the rescheduling of the Natchez Euro Fest, now reset for Saturday, April 14th, if you are now able to participate, please go to the web site, http://www.euro-fest.net/ and sign up.

If you have already signed up, you need do nothing. You are all set.


Rooms are limited, book now:
The Vue Hotel  601.442.9976
Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel 601.235.0045

Thanks and hope to see you in Natchez

 


04.05.2018

NATCHEZ EURO FEST RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 13-14

All aspects of the schedule, Friday and Saturday, remain the same, just a week later.

Please email me, mike_marsh@bellsouth.net if you need to cancel, otherwise we will assume you will drive and or show on the 13-14th.

You MUST cancel and rebook your hotel room by 4:00 pm today to avoid being charged. Save the name of the person taking your cancellation.

The Vue Hotel 601.442.9976
Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel 601.235.0045

Sorry for the inconvenience but as they say, "The Show Must Go On"!
 

Final Entries

1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I

1982 Porsche 911 SC

Bentley Contintential GT

1974 MG B

1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

1955 Porsche Spyder

2001 Mercedes-Benz S600

 


04.02.2018

FINAL WEEK TO ENTER
DEADLINE IS NOON MONDAY, APRIL 2ND.
We are getting close to the Third Annual Natchez Euro Fest, and many have yet to sign up. Please do so now, so the classes and awards can be adjusted to balance the field.

WEATHER CONTINGENCIES


In the event of pending bad weather forecast for Friday and Saturday, we will make a "Go-No-Go" call by early morning on THURSDAY, April 5th. In the event we do need to make the call, the event will be postponed for a week to April 13th-14th.

 

CARAVAN INFORMATION


The point person and starting points for the caravans on Friday, April 6th, are as follows:

MEMPHIS
Bill Sudekum - 901.299.0653, sudekumwa@msn.com
9:00 am departure from Mc Doinalds, I 55 @ Church Rd., Southaven, MS

JACKSON
Gene Johnston - 601.941.4892, jjohnston18@comcast.net
2:00 pm departure from Clinton Visors Center, 1300 Pinehaven DR. Clinton, MS, between Milepost 85 and 90, just off of the Natchez Trace.

BATON ROUGE
Rick Huber - 225.571.7064, mlandrick@gmail.com
1:00 pm   Arrive in the parking lot behind the McDonald's at 7188 Siegen Lane, just off of I-10 in Baton Rouge.  Coffee/bathroom break/hand out route maps to all participants. 

1:30 pm Depart from the McDonald's West on I-10, then right at the split to I-110 North.  Exit at Hwy 61 north toward St Francisville.  Take a right at the overpass onto La 964 to Zachary.  Continue past Zachary and turn right on to La 68. Stay on La 68 to Wilson and turn left onto La 19. La 19 turns into MS 33 at the border.  Stay on MS 33 until joining and turning right onto MS 24 southwest of Centerville. Stay on MS 24/33 until we get to the B Kwik in Gloster  where we'll stop for a break and meet with a group from the north Shore. 

2:50 pm Arrive at the B Kwik in Gloster, MS for gas/drink/bathroom break and meet with the North Shore group.

3:20 pm Depart from the B Kwik, north on MS 24/33, until MS 33 branches to the left just north of town.  Turn left onto Liberty Road.  Stay on Liberty Road to the National Guard Armory just outside of and to the east of Natchez.  

4:05 pm Arrive at National Guard Armory in time for the 4:30 departure of the parade into Natchez.

NEW ORLEANS
David Barone - 504.669.7817, davidbarone23@gmail.com
11:30am Arrive Dillard's Parking lot in the Esplana Mall in KENNER, Just off of I-110, departure at 12:00pm.


ALL CARAVAN DEPARTURES MUST BE ON TIME, THEY CAN NOT WAIT FOR STRAGGLERS!

VUE HOTEL


There are a few rooms left at the Vue Hotel, 601.442.9976, the site of our Friday night Welcome Reception.

Be sure and mention Euro Fest or Rolls-Royce to get the reduced rate.

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Recent Entries

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

2005 Bentley Continental GT

1974 MG B

1968 VW Double cab pickup

1996 BMW 750 IL

Mercedes-Benz 560-1

 


03.22.2018

ONE WEEK REMAINING TO REGISTER

We are getting close to the Third Annual Natchez Euro Fest, and many have yet to sign up. Please do so now, so the classes and awards can be adjusted to balance the field. Also, The Magnolia Bluff Casino Hotel is sold out, but The Vue, 601.442.9976, has a few rooms still available.

 

WAR OF 1812 ENCAMPMENT


A group of reenactors portraying colonial French, Spanish, British soldiers and citizens will provide a living history encampment on the grounds of Ft Rosalie, just South of the Euro Fest show field (one block walk) on Saturday, April 7th. There will be musket firings, craftsmen, and musters occurring all day.

The group will also present the Euro Fest Colors at 10:00, featuring, none other than, General Andrew Jackson himself.

 

LAST CALL HOUSEKEEPING


If you are unable to make the Friday night Welcome Reception at the Vue Hotel, your packet of instructions will be available at the show grounds entrance at 7:00 am.

Your entry must be in place by 9:00 am and CAN NOT BE REMOVED UNTIL 5:00 PM.

If you are making either of the Friday drives, from Memphis/Jackson or New Orleans/Baton Rouge, please review the Update for specific instructions. These drives must stay on a coordinated time schedule and can't wait for anyone.

There will be a Saturday evening cocktail party after the Awards conclusion, hosted by Bobbye and Bill Henley at their condo inside the refurbished train station one block from show field, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Cars may be left safely on show field at that time.

 

Recent Entries

1972 Alfa Romeo Veloce

1963 Porsche 356

1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

1987 Ferrari 328 GTS

1987 Porsche 928 S4

2005 Lotus Elise

2008 Porsche Cayman S

1987 Porsche 944S

1968 VW Square Back

 


03.16.2018


1970 TRIUMPH DAYTONA TO HEADLINE MOTORCYCLES AT NATCHEZ EURO FEST


A frame off transliteration was performed on this 1970 Daytona T100R, returning it to its glory days of British motorcycle racing in the sixties.

One won at Daytona in '66 & '67, being clocked at 105 MPH. In the day, it was common to see photos of one being driven by Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando and James Dean. It was driven by amateurs on the streets and pros on the tracks. Be sure and take a close look at this beautiful classic.

 

HOTEL SPACE STILL AVAILABLE


Both sponsoring hotels still have rooms available. When booking, be sure and mention Rolls-Royce/Euro Fest rate. If you have an issue at the Vue, 601.442.9976, ask to speak to Sales Manager, Sarah Laukhuiff, or at The Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel Sales Manager, Val Harveston, 601.861.4600.

Hotel Vue

Magnolia Bluffs

 

REMINDER


Entries will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Please take the time to review the other updates on the web site in case you have missed some information, like when the Friday drives depart, the Featured Marque, the detailed schedule, etc.

 

WEATHER CONTINGENCIES


In the event of pending bad weather forecast for Friday and Saturday, we will make a "Go-No-Go" call by 6:00 pm on THURSDAY, April 5th. In the event we do need to make the call, the event will be postponed for a week to April 13th-14th.

 

Recent Entries

1959 Austin Healey Sprite

1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

1983 Lotus Esprit

2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

2006 Lotus Elise

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

1965 Porsche 356 SC

1999 Porsche 511 Carrera

2006 Rolls-Royce Phantom

1973 Truimph TR 6

1984 Porsche 930 Turbo Factory Slantnose

1979 Porsche 930 Turbo

 


02.27.2018

PORSCHE NAMED FEATURED MARQUE OF 2018 NATCHEZ EURO FEST

Porsche has been chosen as the Featured Marque for the Natchez Euro Fest. The four Porsche classes are:

 

Porsche Vintage Open (Must be 25 years old)
Porsche Vintage Closed

Porsche Nouveau Open (Not yet 25 years old)
Porsche Nouveau Closed


All Porsche entered will fall into one of these classes or Preservation or Display Only. Porsches entered thus far in German open or closed will be re-classed into one of the above classes and owner will be notified. All entries are reminded of the optional caravans departing Memphis and New Orleans on Friday, April 6.

In addition to a Porsche Corral, The Mercedes Benz Clubs of Memphis, Mississippi and Louisiana will have a corral for their members' new cars. Also, The Rolls-Royce Owners Club will have many Rolls and Bentley in their two row line up, prior to their Drive Up The Trace To Nashville, departing on Monday, April 8.

CARAVAN INFORMATION


The point person and starting points for the caravans on Friday, April 6th, are as follows:

MEMPHIS
Bill Sudekum - 901.299.0653, sudekumwa@msn.com
9:00 am departure from Mc Doinalds, I 55 @ Church Rd., Southaven, MS

JACKSON
Gene Johnston - 601.941.4892, jjohnston18@comcast.net
2:00 pm departure from Clinton Visors Center, 1300 Pinehaven DR. Clinton, MS, between Milepost 85 and 90, just off of the Natchez Trace.

BATON ROUGE
Rick Huber - 225.571.7064, mlandrick@gmail.com
1:00 pm   Arrive in the parking lot behind the McDonald's at 7188 Siegen Lane, just off of I-10 in Baton Rouge.  Coffee/bathroom break/hand out route maps to all participants. 

1:30 pm Depart from the McDonald's West on I-10, then right at the split to I-110 North.  Exit at Hwy 61 north toward St Francisville.  Take a right at the overpass onto La 964 to Zachary.  Continue past Zachary and turn right on to La 68. Stay on La 68 to Wilson and turn left onto La 19. La 19 turns into MS 33 at the border.  Stay on MS 33 until joining and turning right onto MS 24 southwest of Centerville. Stay on MS 24/33 until we get to the B Kwik in Gloster  where we'll stop for a break and meet with a group from the north Shore. 

2:50 pm Arrive at the B Kwik in Gloster, MS for gas/drink/bathroom break and meet with the North Shore group.

3:20 pm Depart from the B Kwik, north on MS 24/33, until MS 33 branches to the left just north of town.  Turn left onto Liberty Road.  Stay on Liberty Road to the National Guard Armory just outside of and to the east of Natchez.  

4:05 pm Arrive at National Guard Armory in time for the 4:30 departure of the parade into Natchez.

NEW ORLEANS
David Barone - 504.669.7817, davidbarone23@gmail.com
11:30am Arrive Dillard's Parking lot in the Esplana Mall in KENNER, Just off of I-110, departure at 12:00pm.


ALL CARAVAN DEPARTURES MUST BE ON TIME, THEY CAN NOT WAIT FOR STRAGGLERS!

 

Recent Entries

1960 Morgan Plus 4

1978 Truimph Spitfire 1500

1962 Bentley R Type

1965 Porsche 356C

1977 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

 


2.15.2018

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND IN NATCHEZ

Participate and enjoy the many aspects of the 2018 Natchez Euro Fest, but also experience the charm of one of the South’s most enjoyable communities. Take in one or more of its wonderful homes of a by gone era, like Rosalie Mansion, visit some of its unique antiques shops, try your luck at The Magnolia Bluffs Casino, take a tour the easy way on the Hop On Hop Off Bus, or just sit and take it easy, watching Old Man River flow by.



BOOK YOUR HOTEL NOW

The Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel (Click Here to Go to Site) and the Hotel Vue (Click Here) are our two sponsoring hotels. They both have special rates when mentioning The Euro Fest when making reservations. They support us and we need to support them, which will be greatly appreciated.

Hotel Vue

Magnolia Bluffs


LORY & TONY WILL BE BACK

 

New Orleans artist Lory Lockwood and Tony Watts will once again display and sell their wonderful automotive art work. They will have just shown at the Amelia Concours, and we are delighted that they will be with us. Lory has many commissioned pieces hanging in many galleries across the country, both private and public. The painting below is of the one off “Count Trossi”, Mercedes-Benz SSK which was commissioned and is in the impressive Ralph Lauren Collection. Check out Lory's work at lorylockwood.com.


Tony Watts is famous for his shadow box pieces featuring European Marques body trim and other automotive art. He usually has something new to show at all his appearances and the Natchez Euro Fest will surely bring out something new and interesting. If you can’t make Amelia Island, you will want to stop by and meet Lory and Tony. They both will be happy to discuss a commissioning of their talent creating an exciting story about the beauty you drive.


 

EURO FEST CLASSIFIEDS

Something New
We are starting a Classified Section for all of you who have ever participated in a Euro Fest. Your buy, sell, and or trade info, contact along with a good photo will appear in the next Update to go out. We are pleased to do this as a way of saying thank you to our many participants over the years of as total of 14 Euro Fest to date. Euro Fest will not charge for this service, nor will it be responsible for and of the copy content.


This fabulous one-of-a-kind 2008 Bentley Mansory Mulliner Continental GTC 63 is loaded and finished in Titan Gray over Beluga hides.
  • 39,700 miles.
  • First delivered to Bentley of Beverly Hills, CA and with Mansory GTC63 pack the car retailed for approximately $250,000 new.
  • Nearly every option available at the time was ordered.
  • Piano black wood, massaging front seats, rear camera, Bentley Logo stitching, slotted aluminum pedals, diamond seats, special order  two-piece alloys, and much more.

The car has been babied and recently had a new OEM Bentley German Soft Top ($6000) replaced, front air struts, both batteries, rear boot struts, and tires Over $10K spent. The car has no known problems whatsoever and general service is up to date. Eurofest 2016 Award winner, the car is garage kept and detailed often. See the included build sheet for the car showing all factory options. Quartz window tint (legal), Mods4Cars/Wilhelmy top and remote option, iPod integration, All-weather rubber mats, and Valentine Radar wiring included along with OEM Bentley battery conditioner/charger. Asking $79,995.

Call Dr. Jeff (501) 247-4054 or email smiledr747@aol.com
Please check the web site, www.Euro-Fest.net for all details and "Updates" of the Euro Fest and sign up as soon as you can.

ANOTHER STRONG FIELD SHAPING UP
Recent Entries

1958 MG MGA

1960 Austin Healey 3000

1968 Porsche 912

1959 MG A

1967 Sunbeam Alpine

1969 Mercedes-Benz 300CE

1971 Jaguar XKE

1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche

1971 Volvo P1800 E

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

1993 Bentley Turbo R

1959 Austin Healey Sprite

1963 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

1983 Pininfarina Azzurra

 


2.2.2018

NATCHEZ EURO FEST ENTRIES OFF TO A FAST START

Entries for the 2018 Natchez Euro Fest, April 7, 2018 have started out strongly. Not surprising, as many of those that have participated before have already signed up. At the current rate, it is possible that we may need to close entries at some point. Besides entries in the Euro Fest, Mercedes-Benz Clubs from Memphis, Jackson and New Orleans as well as the Porsche Club of Mississippi and hopefully New Orleans will be on the grounds as well with their respective Corrals.


BULLDOG FORMATION FLIGHT TEAM

Back again this year will be the very popular and dynamic Bulldog Formation Flight Team, complete with a six plane, smoking hot squadron preforming for all out over the Mississippi River. They will thrill us all starting about 12:00.

  

FRIDAY ROAD RALLY DRIVES

There will be two Friday, April 6th, Caravan Drives. One originating in Memphis, departing about 8:00 am, having lunch in Jackson. The other will depart New Orleans about 1:30, traveling via Covington and Baton Rouge. Both will proceed to the "Safe House" in Natchez and then will be escorted to the Vue Hotel for our Welcome Reception from 5:00-7:00. More detailed information to follow.

SOUTHERN DELTA REGION ROLLS ROYCE OWNERS CLUB NATCHEZ TO NASHVILLE DRIVE

We are honored that the Southern Delta Rolls-Royce Owners Club has selected the Natchez Euro Fest as their departing point for their multi-day drive up the Natchez Trace, with stops along the way. They will depart Natchez on Monday, April  9th for Jackson and have 30 rooms reserved along their route to Nashville. They are expecting entries from many states, from as far away as California. Let's all join together and lay some Southern Hospitality on these special guests to Mississippi!



Please check the web site, www.Euro-Fest.net for all details and "Updates" of the Euro Fest and sign up as soon as you can.

 

RECENT ENTRIES

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

1967 Jaguar E Type OTS

1961 Rover P4

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

1967 Austin Healey Sprite Mark IV

1969 Jaguar E Type

1971 Lancia Fulvia Coupe

1972 MG MGB

1972 BMW 2002

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

1973 MG B GT

1988 Bentley Mulsanne S

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL

2002 Aston Martin DB7

1993 Bentley Brooklands

Mercedes-Benz 300 SD

2016 Ferrari F 12

2017 Morgan M3W

Mercedes-Benz 560

Mercedes-Benz 220 SE

1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

2012 McLaren

1950 Armstrong Siddeley Station Coupe

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

1976 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

 

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